There are so many amazing places to see a show in New York, but with so many different options it can be hard to choose which theater is right for you. Luckily, there are some great options no matter your interests or price point. Whether you love musicals and dance performances or prefer more thought-provoking plays, there is a performance that’s perfect for you. Here are some of the best theatres in New York.
Manhattan Theatre Company
The Manhattan Theatre Company is the perfect venue for any type of theatrical performance. Their style is described as “flexible engagement,” which means that the space can be used to host productions from the world of theatre, dance, music, and even film. They’ve hosted Broadway shows, cabaret performances, and even the Tony Awards. It’s also a great place to see experimental or non-traditional art. Because the space can be used for so many different types of performances, there is a wide range of shows that you can see there. It’s conveniently located at 131 W. 53rd Street. There’s no assigned seating at MTC, but you can reserve the best seats in advance.
Roundabout Theatre Company
Roundabout Theatre Company is the perfect place to see a Broadway show. Their primary focus is on musical productions, but you can also catch some great plays and comedy performances there as well. They’re primarily known for their award-winning productions of Broadway classics, but you can also see some newer shows as well. With Broadway ticket prices as high as they are, Roundabout is a great way to catch some high-quality shows without breaking the bank. You can catch shows at their home on the corner of Broadway and W. 45th Street. The Theatre is divided into three spaces: the Main Stage and Studio Theatre, which both have seating for around 500 people, and the Black Box Theatre, which has around 250 seats.
Lincoln Center Theater
This theatre specializes in more thought-provoking and dramatic productions. They typically host more classical, theatrical productions. If you’re looking to see a high-quality show with a timeless message, Lincoln Center Theater is a great place to start your search. They host a mix of new and old productions and even partner with other companies to bring shows to life. Lincoln Center Theater is located at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office.
Broadway is something every theatre lover must experience at least once in their life. There are so many amazing Broadway shows that it can be difficult to choose which one to see. Here are a few of the most popular Broadway productions.
Hamilton - This hip-hop musical has been an international sensation since the first show went up on Broadway. It tells the story of the Founding Father and first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. It’s one of the most acclaimed productions in theatre history and has broken almost every record imaginable.
The Lion King - This award-winning Disney show will take you on an exciting journey through the savannah as you follow the story of Simba, a lion cub who is destined for great things.
Wicked - This retelling of The Wizard of Oz from the Wicked Witch’s perspective is an absolute must-see for any theatre lover. Beautiful.
The Carole King Musical - This production tells the story of Carole King’s rise to fame, from her start as a songwriter to her first hit “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” to her time as a famous singer with her band The Carol King Impersonators.
New York City Opera
This theatre is great for those who love classical music and opera. They host a wide variety of performances and have been doing so since 1943. The opera has seen a few name changes over the years, but they are still dedicated to putting on high-quality productions of classical operas and new productions of contemporary operas. The New York City Opera is located at West 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue.
Bottom Line Recommendation
The best way to decide where to go see a show is to first decide what type of performance you are looking for. Are you interested in musicals? Comedy performances? Plays? Then figure out what shows are running during the time you will be in New York. There are hundreds of shows running at any given time, so it’s important to pick the performance that is right for you. Once you do that, you can start to narrow down which theatre you might want to see the show at. You can always use the seating chart on each theatre’s website to see which seats are the best and pick from those. The best way to see a show at one of these theatres is to plan ahead. Get tickets as soon as you know what date you want to go see the show and pick the best seats you can. And don’t forget to check Groupon, Today’s App, and Living Social for discount tickets.